Reactivity and Deliberation: A Survey on Multi-Robot Systems


Multi Robot Systems are, nowadays, an important research area within Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Although Multi Robot Systems can be regarded as a particular case of Multi Agent Systems, it seems appropriate to study the Multi Robot Systems from a specific viewpoint, because of the issues which arise from the embodiment of agents operating in real environments. In this paper, we present an analysis of Multi Robot Systems by looking at their cooperative aspects. In particular, we propose a taxonomy of Multi Robot Systems and a characterization of reactive and social deliberative behaviors of the Multi Robot System as a whole. Finally, we address some Multi Robot Systems, which we consider representative of the various nodes in our taxonomy.

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44568-4_2

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@inproceedings{Iocchi2000ReactivityAD, title={Reactivity and Deliberation: A Survey on Multi-Robot Systems}, author={Luca Iocchi and Daniele Nardi and Massimiliano Salerno}, booktitle={Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems}, year={2000} }